2022 AFRL Challenge Competition Application

School Team Sign Up for the 2022 AFRL Challenge Competition is now closed!


The AFRL Challenge Competition is an annual STEM initiative for local high school students. There can only be one team from each participating high school; two students, ages 16 years or older, and a one teacher/coach/mentor. The competition is held during Spring Break. The intent of the competition is to provide a more realistic view into the types of high-tech problems our Nation is facing and how researchers go about dissecting and solving these complex challenges. Participating in this competition provides students a new perspective in the field of engineering, science, and/or math, depending on the problem's origin.

This year's competition will be held in-person at the Innovare Advancement Center located at 592 Hangar Road, Rome, NY. The date of this year's competition is Monday, April 11 - Friday, April 15, 2022. Please sign your team up below, beginning Tuesday, February 22, at 11:00 AM

Participation will be limited to the first 8 teams to register.